Rival – Dreaming about a rival is a symbol of insecurity and fear in your own qualities and abilities. You may feel that someone else is better than you at a skill, or that others like the other person more. It is easy to feel animosity toward a rival in a dream, as in real life, but it is important to remember that it is not always or even often the rival’s fault that he or she is your rival. It may be that you simply feel insecure but are actually no less worthy than the rival for rewards, riches, or attention. It may also be that people in your life (such as parents) prefer your rival and ignore you unfairly. This may result in feelings of hostility toward a rival, even in violent dreams against the rival, when the fault is actually in the people who have set you at odds and not in the rival at all.